Hunting of the Snail (Henry Walford Davies)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-09)  CPDL #76173:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 414 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hunting of the Snail
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongNursery-rhymeHumorous Song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1906 Sidney Riorden
Description: Eight Nursery Rhymes (set 1) Op. 19a No. 4.

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Original text and translations

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Four-and-twenty tailors went out to kill a snail;
The best man amongst them trod upon her tail.
She put out her horns, like a little Kyloe cow,
“Run lads, flee lads, we’re all killed now!”